WOMAN CLEANING WESTMINISTER MAGISTRATES COURT, LONDON 2019
WOMAN CLEANING FOR A NEW BEGINNING
The Cleaning Woman washed the walls of Belmarsh Prison and of the Westminster Magistrate Court, to interrogate us: What if one single person such as a caretaker could act in global politics and influence world-changing events such as Assange's persecution? What if this ritual of cleansing could give us a chance to rethink the world and scrub away corruption and political lies?
This work was produced as an act to say "Don't extradite Assange!"London, October 21st 2019. A Spontaneous crowd of international artists joined forces in support of Julian Assange as the UK court considers his extradition to the USA where he faces 175 years in jail. Through analog hacking of murals, performances, photography, drawings and video they stand in solidarity with whistleblowers, journalists and activists being brutally repressed. They are telling these stories in hope to inspire a broad discussion about press freedom and the fragile boundaries of our democracies.
Emerging as parts of these collective actions, videos, photographs and various artworks Through interdisciplinary art collaboration and remixing we aim to inspire and support the efforts of all those who stand for free speech and tell them they are not alone. When law, politics, diplomacy and technology seem to be failing, the stories of solidarity we tell through our hearts and our arts will emerge as powerful voices. We call upon everyone with truth and justice at heart to act and use their freedom of expression -while it still exists- to all possible extent, and to use, reuse, remix and contribute in any way. #DontExtraditeAssange
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